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8-29-2008 @ 7:15PM
It's almost like people might use their internet connections for things other than WoW! Imagine that.Congrats on completely missing the point.
8-29-2008 @ 7:21PM
Its still good to know how much bandwith wow takes up by itself , the OP doesn't need to estimate how much pr0n you download on top of your WoW addiction.I found this topic a quick informative bit of maths to help estimate how much of my 10gb per month cap I can download.Congrats on your fail.
8-29-2008 @ 7:41PM
Two things: One - he showed exactly how much WoW is going to use up, if you were to use it constantly. Therefore, you can rest easy that you can continue to play WoW and do those other things.Two - what else are you doing with the internet, exactly, that requires 250 gigs of download a month?Three - what's the name of this website again?
8-29-2008 @ 7:56PM
20GB here and about 6Mbps in NZ as well.
8-30-2008 @ 7:53AM
Lets try to think about how to use 250gigs in a matter of days, without any illigal usage.Lets say we are a 4 person household, and each person has a pc with internet. Each of these listen to 4-5 hours of internet radio per day, and a few of them watch movietrailers and spend alot of there time on places like Youtube and Googlevideo. This will without much problem add up to 2-3gb of data per day. So thats 2.5x30 = 75GB. In this we can also bundle mail, IM, WoW and whatever else of low bandweight usage.Now, the real thing comes when the Console user starts to download games for his console, sure Arcade games are not that big, but things like Warhawk and Siren take up quite a bit of space on the harddrive, and are equally big to download. We might also have a Steam user in the house, and he might want to buy 2 games of steam every 30 days, perhaps more when they have a great deal.So from these activities we could argue that 30-50gbs where used. Steam games range from small 2.5gig downloads to large 12gig downloads for games with exp packs bundled in them. So this activity might not be exact.This household has a subscription to a digital distributior of HD movies. They pay a set fee and can download and watch 5 movies peer week. This family takes advantage of this and usually downloads 3-4 movies per week so they can watch movies togheter. Each HD movie ranges from 10 to 15GB in size. So, thats (12.5gb x 3.5)x4 = 175GB of data.In sum this household uses around 280gb of data in a 4 week span. And with digital distribution spreeding like wildfire, I would not be supprised if this sum went up in the next few years. With, lets say, they get all there TV shows via a digital distributor in HD. That would be 4-5GB of TV shows per day on top of the current usage.
8-30-2008 @ 3:32PM
"Two - what else are you doing with the internet, exactly, that requires 250 gigs of download a month?"oh.. i don't know. how about everything but email?you do realize that we are not using an internet from 1998 anymore do you? web pages aren't 10kb html files anymore. streaming video's aren't 9 seconds long 510kb files anymore. just as a couple of examples. the internet today is a bandwidth hog granted. but it's the broadband ISP's themselves that have invested in, and asked us to use bandwidth hog services such as streaming HD video. but then instead of adding capacity to keep up with demand they create they say "sorry.. we don't want you to use as much of our internets anymore so we're going to limit you to this much every month."but what i think most people that are upset about a hardcap on their bandwidth usage is that it's on the "unlimited" plan. i mean really what do you think when you hear unlimited? if you think "limited" you should be smacked repeatadly with a sears christmas catalog.
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